Another game, another victory for the Jonathan Alder baseball team.
The Pioneers (3-0, 1-0 in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division) picked up their first conference win of the season with a 5-4 8 inning defeat of visiting Marion Harding Wednesday, March 30.
The one-run victory was credited to Colton Swick who came into pitch in the sixth inning and was the pitcher of record when the Pioneers scored the winning run in the home half of the eighth inning. Cal Duckworth started the game for Alder, he and Swick limited the Presidents (2-2) to just three hits.
The Red Raiders (2-2) dropped a non-league home game with the Pacers Wednesday evening.
The visitors scored nine runs in the first two innings and added 11 more over the last three innings. The Pacers (1-1) outhit London 22-12. The Red Raiders’ Cameron Greenhill suffered the loss on the mound.
West Jefferson 2,
The Roughriders’ Lance Lambert threw a complete game shutout as West Jefferson (1-1) picked up its first win of the season Wednesday.
Lambert scattered six hits and the Roughriders were able to score a first inning run and tacked on another insurance run in the fifth.
Bishop Ready 3,
West Jefferson 2,
The Lady Roughriders (0-2) suffered a tough non-league loss at Ready Wednesday evening.
West Jefferson sophomore pitcher pitched well enough to win and looked as if she would get the victory as she and her teammates took a 2-1 lead into the seventh inning. But the Silver Knights’ Erica Ogden hit a solo home run which tied the game at 2-2 and sent it to extra innings.
Ready finished off the comeback by scoring a run in the home half of the ninth inning.
Jonathan Alder 6,
Marion Harding 1
The Lady Pioneers (3-0, 1-0 in MOAC Red) won its league opener Wednesday.
Alder was locked in a defensive struggle through four innings, leading just 2-1, but coach Dave McGrew’s crew broke the game open with a four-spot in the home half of the fifth.
Mady Watson was dominant in the circle, she pitched five solid innings before giving way to Katelyn Perkins, who closed out the victory. The pair combined to allow just two Harding hits.
Reach Chris Miles can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1618 or via Twitter @MadPressSports.